Suddenly a bush of yellow flowers is blooming in the garden behind my house.
It occurs to me that I did not invent or make them, I « discovered » them, just as each of us do when we come to them with open eyes and heart.
The blossoms flourish with the rage of life. And like the spring air that carries a tinge of winter and a wisp of summer, both the sea breeze and gritty desert winds, the vibrant yellow petals are laced with death.
Someone reported seeing a lone pink flower in Tokyo as people were fleeing the nuclear threat. She said she stopped to say « I’m sorry » to the blossom, which could not flee. Neither, however, can we: There’s nowhere to go, everything to see.